​Hello Friends,

Our great meetings continued in November with the presentation on Phragmipediums by Glen Decker. It was interesting to see there was such a long period where not much happened until a few new species were discovered at the end of the 20thy century. Development of new hybrids has exploded since then.

The options for a new logo should be elsewhere in this newsletter. Please give us some feedback one the one(s) you really like. The goal is for the board to make a final decision in January 2018 so we can have it on publicity for the spring show.

I have not received any feedback on the proposal to stream a portion of our meetings, so please let me know your thoughts on this.

On a sad note, Dave Buresch passed away between the writing of last month’s newsletter and the November meeting. Dave was an active member for many years. He was the garden center manager at Lowes in Homestead and supplied background plants for our shows for a few years. His family has offered to donate his book collection to the society. We thank Dave for his contributions and his family for their generous offering. Hopefully, we will have a bit more about Dave and his contributions in the January newsletter.

I had planned to begin including photos of members showing their show and tell plants in this newsletter. I took some with my cell phone at the November meeting. I am not happy with the quality of the photos, so I will try again next month using a better camera.

See you at the December Meeting and Holiday Party,


December, 2017

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